This weekend we attended a FMCA Bay Area Travelers club outing in Carrabelle Beach, Fl. This was our second time with this group and we had as much fun as the first time. We stayed at the Carrabelle Beach Outdoor destination RV Resort. All paved full hookup facility with cable and WIFI that worked most of the time. A very nice beach is directly across the street and was a great place to take a break from all the fun and just enjoy nature and history.
Our first tour was of the Marine Research lab that is part of the State University of Florida. We took the grand tour with the assistance director, which included a tour of the recently acquired research vessel. We also had a chance to talk with several of the scientists about their areas of expertise and what they were doing to help the fisheries and also protect the resources for futures generations. Not surprisingly, I learned a lot.
One of the interesting items on display was the skull of a large whale that was found on a beach.
In the afternoon, a group of us headed to the WWII museum in Carrabelle. This museum is dedicated to the men that trained for the invasion of Europe on the beaches around Carrabelle. In fact, the beach directly across from our campground was one of the main spots for these practice landings. One of the other interesting facts about the museum is that everything in the exhibits was donated by those who had some connection to the training in this area. This was our second time here, but still enjoyed the exhibits and the stories behind them, as they were explained by the museum director.
Well worth a visit if you are passing by.
On the way back from the museum , we made a quick stop at the smallest police station in the United States to pose with one of the officers and each other.
The rest of our time was spent chatting with our fellow BATS and enjoying good food and some impromptu entertainment.